Coral Flowers

Coral Flowers

Artist: Christine Miller

Title: Coral Flowers

Attribution: "Coral Flowers", 2019, Christine Miller

Year: 2019

Materials: Wire, fiber, hand dyed felt - woven metal fabric with fiber embellishment

Dimensions: 10"h x 14"w x 12"d

Image Statement: Weaving with wire as the warp allows the creation of a woven metal fabric that can be used as a sculptural material. Currently, this body of work examines our relationship to the oceans and the destruction of sacred life forms like coral reefs due to global warming and man made stressors. The advocacy nature of this work is a clarion call for action to figure out how to navigate through these global challenges. Despite the hardness of the wire, organic lines come to life in the manipulation of the woven metal. The juxtaposition of hard and soft are married into a unique sculptural expression.